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Are You Prepared for the Elder Years?
A special issue of the Journal of the New York State Bar Association(External Link) (Editor: Robert Abrams, Esq.), July/August 2011, Vol. 83, No. 6. A series of 21 articles devoted to a variety of issues related to aging, older adults, and elder law.
Aging and Longevity Law Institute (ALLI)
According to the Institute(External Link), ALLI "provides members of the bench and bar, law students, professionals from various disciplines, and members of the community with information, tools, intensive training, and resources required to address the legal needs of Americans aged 50 and older." The Institute is housed at the Touro College Law Center in Central Islip, NY, and it "partners with other schools in the Touro community to offer a continuum of professional development through interdisciplinary collaboration."
  • TEPSAT(External Link)—The Elder Preparedness Self-Assessment Tool
    Developed by Robert (Bob) Abrams, Esq., a nationally recognized expert in Health and Elder Law, TEPSAT is a free practical tool consisting of 83 questions to help older adults and their family members learn about "what you need to know and do to prepare for the elder years." Your test results will be sent directly to you.
Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Legislation to Protect People with Special Needs and Disabilities
Press release issued by Governor Cuomo's office(External Link) June 17, 2012, announcing agreement among the New York State Senate, Assembly, and Governor on legislation to create the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to Prevent, Investigate and Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers.
2011 bill # S7400 / A10721. The legislation was developed, in part, from recommendations in The Measure of a Society: Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Residential Facilities Against Abuse and Neglect(External Link), a special report prepared by Clarence Sundram, Governor Cuomo's Special Advisor on Vulnerable Persons.
Sustaining Informal Caregivers
I-Hsin Wu, NY State Office for the Aging, Albany, NY. Findings from a 2008 survey of participants in Caregiver Support Programs in New York State, to provide a portrait of caregivers and care receivers in the State, and to understand the impact of aging services on caregivers.
Why Now . . . Significant Community Change Drivers
Two-page brief by Vera Prosper, New York State Office for the Aging (June, 2011), outlining demographic, social, and public policy changes that underlie the growing nationwide focus on taking steps to improve community livability (quality of life and community well-being).
Elder Rights Protection
Administration on Aging, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Extensive legal information and resources related to older adults(External Link).
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA Home Page(External Link), U. S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC. The home page of the ADA, providing the Act's language and extensive information and resources related to the rights of individuals with disabilities.ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials(External Link). Also: for further information on ADA Requirements and Technical Assistance(External Link).
National Caregiver Alliance
Bethesda, MD, web site: a non-profit coalition of over 50 national organizations focused on family caregiving(External Link) providing extensive resources, research, legislation, and more.

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